Kate Logan, of Rights & Democracy, and Cathy Albisa of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), discuss the need for a broad discussion and organizing leading to the creation of A New Social Contract: Collective Solutions Built by and for Communities.
Isaac Grimm, Vermont Rights & Democracy's Political Engagement Director, and Raise the Wage coalition coordinator, reviews the legislature's Report of the Minimum Wage and Benefits Cliff Study Committee, and explains why moving to a $15/hour minimum wage by 2020 will contribute to the overall well-being of our families, communities, businesses and state.
Ryan and Bobby, organizers with Redneck Revolt and the Maine John Brown Gun Club, talk about building “a movement amongst white working people that works toward the total liberation of all working people, regardless of skin color, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, or any other division that bosses and politicians have used to fragment movements for social, political
Isaac Grimm and Dustin Tanner of Rights and Democracy and the Raise the Wage Coalition talk about campaigning to win the Fight for $15. The legislature's Minimum Wage Study Committee is studying economic projections which estimate that nearly 100,000 working Vermonters would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Democratic Socialists of America leader R.L Stephens discusses the significance of the neo-Confederate, white supremacist and neo-Nazi terrorism and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the face of growing racist, anti-Semitic, white supremacist violence. R.L. calls for building a strong united front against this emboldened right wing. Ashley Smith joins in to talk about how we must mobilize to defeat Fascism.